Flu season is here but that doesn’t mean you have to be worried.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) “Flu activity typically does not reach its peak in the U.S. until January or February.”

However, the CDC goes on to say that flu season can also last until mid May.

OK maybe you’re wondering what exactly the flu is? We always thought it was when you had a fever and didn’t want to get out of bed and the smell of food just made you want to throw up.

Well, apparently the flu can be as mild as a common cold!

The CDC has a list of possible symptoms:

  • Fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Tiredness (can be extreme)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea and vomiting (more common among children than adults)

To keep safe check with your doctor about your symptoms and what you can do to feel better.

If you have young children or elderly family members you’ll want to be especially careful because they’re the ones who usually have weak immune systems.

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Many health care professionals are touting the flu vaccine and while it may be a viable option, if you’re not sure about it you can also try alternative medicine.

According to Holistic Online, “Herbal remedies cannot cure a cold or flu. But they can bring relief of symptoms, stimulate the immune system and speed recovery.”

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